Mohit Mohan Moitra
Mohan Moitra Statue.jpg
Statue at Andaman's Cellular Jail
Born
Died28 May 1933
Cause of deathForce-feeding
NationalityIndian
OrganizationJugantar
Known forIndian independence movement
Parent(s)
  • Hemchandra Moitra (father)

Mohit Mohan Moitra was an Indian revolutionary and Indian independence movement fighter in the 1930s.[1][2]

Early life

Mohan Moitra was born in British India at Natun Bharenga, Pabna to Hemchandra Moitra.[1]

A commemorative to Mohan Moitra in Cellular Jail
A commemorative to Mohan Moitra in Cellular Jail
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Revolutionary activities

Mohan Moitra belonged to the Jugantar Party Rangpur Group. He was arrested on 2 February 1932 in Kolkata under the Arms Act Case. The police found revolver and ammunition from his house. He was deported to the Cellular Jail in Andaman Islands for five years.

He took part in the Hunger Strike of 1933 to protest against the inhuman treatment meted to the prisoners along with Mahavir Singh (convicted in Second Lahore Conspiracy Case) and Mohan Kishore Namadas (convicted in Arms Act Case) and 30 others.[3][1]

Death

He was courted martyrdom on 28 May 1933 due to the brutal force feeding process. Mahavir Singh and Mohan Kishore Namadas also died during the Hunger Strike.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Sengupta, Subodh; Basu, Anjali (2002). Samsad Bangali Charitavidhan (Bengali). Vol. 1. Kolkata: Sahitya Sansad. p. 589. ISBN 81-85626-65-0.
  2. ^ Chakravarty, Trailokyanath. Jele Trish Bochor - British: Pak-Bharoter Sadhinata Sangramer Itihas. Self-published. p. 195.
  3. ^ Murthy, R. V. R. (2011). Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A Saga of Freedom Struggle. Kalpaz Publications. ISBN 978-8178359038.
  4. ^ Sinha, Srirajyam (1993). Bejoy Kumar Sinha: A Revolutionary’s Quest for Sacrifice. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
  5. ^ "How India's Cellular Jail was integral in the country's fight for freedom". The Independent. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2022.